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Celebrating BSA Parents
We all know how truly amazing our Scouting parents are. They go above and beyond, and they constantly ask what they can do and how they can help.
In many ways, they are our best asset to help demonstrate the value of the Boy Scouts of America and to talk about what this great organization means to American communities. So, we want to make you aware of a newly-formed group called “BSA Parents” that just launched on digital and social media.
The group was formed by, and is run by, parents of Scouts. The group came together so parents can use the Internet and social media to talk about what Scouting means to them.
This is an independent organization, not affiliated with BSA, and they formed to help parents tell their stories. It has no dues, it offers no programs, and is not competitive in any way with our councils. Their mission and stories are ones we want to support!
We are excited to see so many people taking up the message of Scouting. I am writing today with the hope that you will share this site and these videos with parents in your area. More people need to see and hear from the parents who are so involved with — and so passionate about — Scouting. The BSA’s character-building programs are essential for our youth and we are excited for parents to help propel that message forward.
Don't let your unit lose momentum over the summer. Schedule events over the summer, pizza parties, picnics etc are easy to organize and help hold your unit together so you can hit the ground running in the fall.
We are still finding and fixing broken links. There are clearly more to be found. If you encounter a broken link, please take the time to send a message to the webmaster so he can get it fixed. Include the URL of the page that the link is located on and the specific link needing fixing. Thanks in advance for your assistance. firstname.lastname@example.org.
DXC Technology 600 Indy Race June 8th
Tickets Specially Priced for Scout Families!
Are your unit members aware that through our association with TMS for Circle Ten Xperience we can purchase tickets to races for $10 per person? What a great opportunity for family and Scout unit fun!!
The one event left this year with the $10 ticket special is the NASCAR race on November 3rd. Encourage your unit members to enjoy the excitement. Please "click here" for a flier to share.
Powder Horn November 1-3, 2019 and November 22-24, 2019
Powder Horn is a High Adventure Program Resource Course - Its purpose is to expose participants to many outdoor/high adventure activities. Participants are also exposed to the resources necessary to operate a successful High Adventure Program. Continue Reading
Youth Protection Training now available in both English and Spanish
On-line youth protection training may be found at www.scouting.org. You will need to create an account to take the training. All adults must have training to be registered scouters. Don't delay, make sure everyone in your unit has current youth protection training. This training must be taken every two years.
Now is the time to make a New Year's resolution to get your Wood Badge Beads. This is advanced leadership training which will help you in and out of scouting. Here is a brand-new brochure which describes the program: Check out available courses here: www.circleten.org/wood-badge.
Wilderness First Aid classes for 2019 All Dates FULL
This is the 16-hour ECSI course designed by Philmont and meets the requirements for the BSA High Adventure Bases. Courses will be offered in the fall and spring of 2020.
Contact: Mike Reisinger, email@example.com 972-907-8949.
Range Safety Officer Certification
If you are interested in becoming an NRA Certified Instructor or Range Safety Officer to run shooting sports, the council holds instructor courses on a regular basis. More information: c10shootingsports.org.
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Our newsletter and website reach a very large audience in Northern Trail. If there is something scouting related which needs to be on the website or the newsletter, please don't keep it to yourself, let us know. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Yours in Scouting,
Northern Trail Communications Committee